This Big Rubber Duck sits on top the Grant Thornton building in Cincinnatti, Ohio. This can be seen from I 71. I am not sure that they leave the duck up year round but it is there in August getting ready for the Rubber Duck Regatta.
In Cincinnatti, the rubber duck is the symbol for The Rubber Duck Regatta. It is where the Freestore Foodbank hosts The Rubber Duck Regatta during Riverfest (The end of summer). This usually takes place the first week of September.
People buy small rubber ducks and all the ducks are dropped in the Ohio River during the Riverfest. The owner of the Duck that crosses the finish line first wins a huge prize, one year it was a car. Then there are smaller prizes given out also.
There have been as many as 142,000 small ducks dropped in the river. The Freestore Foodbank uses the money it makes to feed hungry families throughout Greater Cincinnatti.